I am currently a college student working on my BS in Business specializing in Leadership and Management.  I have to interview a supply chain professional for an assignment. Could someone or a few someone’s, please answer the following questions?  Thank you.

  1. Why is supply chain management important to a company?
  2. What operations management (including supply chain management) tools are used by the company to support best practices?
  3. What alliances or partnerships does the company have with other companies?
  4. How does the company receive components and/or materials for its product or service?
  5. How are component parts integrated into the production process?
  6. What are the key tradeoffs associated with JIT manufacturing?
  7. What are the key tradeoffs in making outsourcing decisions?
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